Seaworld’s Automatic Renewals of EZ Pay Plans
June 2018: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members may receive a pro rata share of an $11,500,000 settlement fund after attorneys’ fees and service awards are paid. The amount class members receive will be based on the number of passes they purchased. The agreement does not provide any injunctive relief. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for April 18, 2019. For more information, go to http://www.ezpaybillingsettlement.com/.
2014: A class-action lawsuit regarding Seaworld’s EZ Pay plan was filed. The complaint, which was later amended in 2015, alleges, among other things, that Seaworld automatically renews consumers’ EZ Pay plan (which allows consumers to pay for park passes in twelve monthly installments) even though the contract says Seaworld is not authorized to do so. (Herman et al v. Seaworld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-3028, M. D. FL.)
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